What is CO2 Laser Skin Resurfacing?
CO2 laser skin resurfacing is a procedure that involves the use of carbon dioxide (CO2) and a skin resurfacing laser (ablative laser) to remove fine lines and wrinkles, scars, sun damage, texture problems, and other skin conditions. It also offers the benefits of skin tightening, a smoother and more even complexion, and a youthful glow with just one session.
Fractionated CO2 laser treatments are considered to be the most invasive of laser treatments, with an average downtime of 5-10 days. CO2 laser is regarded as a safe and effective treatment to address signs of aging on the face and body for most skin types; however, due to the prolonged period of healing and risk for post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation, it is not recommended for darker skin tones.